Domain - Biochemistry

Domain - Biochemistry

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Level 4

Perform laboratory centrifugation techniques

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8044 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: perform differential centrifugation; and density gradient centrifugation.

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CMR 113 Word PDF

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Precipitate a protein and perform a dialysis

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8049 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: precipitate a protein; and select and perform a dialysis of a protein precipitate.

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CMR 113 Word PDF

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 5

Perform paper, thin layer, and column chromatography

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8045 and unit standard 8047.

26486 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: perform chromatographic techniques; and interpret results.

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CMR 113 Word PDF

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the characteristics of enzymes

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Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 26488 replaced unit standard 8053.

26487 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the structure and properties of enzymes; and how enzymes catalyse chemical reactions.

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CMR 113 Word PDF

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Determine enzyme activity

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Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 26487 replaced unit standard 8053.

26488 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine the pH and temperature dependence of enzyme activity; calculate kinetic parameters for a one-substrate reaction; and determine enzyme activity in the presence of inhibitors.

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CMR 113 Word PDF

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of lipids

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8054.

26489 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the classification and function of lipids; the structure and properties of fatty acids; and the structure, properties, and functions of complex lipids.

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CMR 113 Word PDF

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of the structure, properties, and functions of amino acids and proteins

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8055.

26490 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the chemical structure and properties of amino acids; describe the structure and functions of peptides and proteins; and explain the physical and chemical properties of proteins.

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CMR 113 Word PDF

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Perform spectrophotometric analyses

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8043 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe spectrophotometric techniques; perform spectrophotometric analysis; construct a standard curve for spectrophotometric analysis, and interpret results from a spectrophotometric analysis.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 6

Discuss the cellular metabolism of glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8057.

26491 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: discuss the metabolism of glucose and amino acids; describe metabolism of fatty acids; and discuss the role of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in metabolism.

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CMR 113 Word PDF

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Perform high pressure liquid chromatography

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8046 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain high pressure liquid chromatographic techniques; and perform an analysis using high pressure liquid chromatography.

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CMR 113 Word PDF

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of plant biochemistry

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8058 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the processes of photosynthesis; nitrogen fixation; secondary metabolism of plants; and the biochemical basis for the control of plant growth.

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CMR 113 Word PDF

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of animal biochemistry

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8059 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the ultrastructure, function, and biochemistry of muscle fibres; discuss the central role of the liver in regulating body metabolism; and discuss mammalian digestion and absorption.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Data as at 19 June 2021